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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

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Falkirk Council - Piping Instructor PT Vacancy

Falkrik Council are looking to employ a new part time Piping Instructor, 3 days per week. Applicants should also be able to teach another traditional music instrument. 

Applications close on Sunday 14th January, so find out more and apply now! 

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Pipers Trail 2018 - Do you have what it takes?

Pipers Trail is seeking pipers and drummers to take part in its 2018 performances at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

With its aim of connecting the pipers of the world, Pipers Trail was developed by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as a way of bringing pipers and drummers from across the globe together, to form a house band and this year it needs you! 

If you would like more information, please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

SSPDT Schools Pipe Band Programme – Piping Internship

The Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust is a national charity that supports piping and drumming tuition programmes in state schools, and the formation of schools pipe bands. The Trust is interested in advancing the quality of pipes and drums teaching and learning in schools, and in supporting career progression opportunities for pipers and drummers.

The Trust is offering a paid internship for a piper from January to September 2018. The role will be tailored individually and will offer opportunities to teach in schools, to develop pipe band programmes and to advance personal instrumental skills.  The intern will also have the option to gain experience of charity administration.

Full details can be found on https://www.sspdt.org.uk/about/work-with-us/ 

Closing date 10th December 2017

The Italian Piper's Association Spring School 2018

The Italian Piper's Association are hosting another school in Calambrone near Pisa in Tuscany. The spring school will take place from the 26th - 29th April 2018. Teachers include our very own Roddy MacLeod and one other National Piping Centre Tutor and Alberto Massi, for an excellent 4 days of teaching. 

At the school there will be the opportunity to sit PDQB examinations

The school will be held at the hotel Il Cenacolo, and for friends or family of pipers, there is a beach, just on the other side of the hotel! 

Find out more about this great school in Tuscany here

Find the Italian Piper's association (BIG & API) on facebook here 

Lowland and Borders Pipers Society Collogue - This weekend

The Lowland and Borders Pipers Society is meeting this Saturday, 4th November in the The Royal Scottish Pipers Society, 127 Rose Street Lane South,Edinburgh for their Collogue.

All are welcome to attend, its £12 for the day, so please head along for the start at 09.30am to join in. 

The programme is attached here

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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